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By Stephen Worden / Illuminova Technical Services, (c) 2010
Remote Backup Service details
Illuminova’s Remote Backup Service provides for the complete recovery of your business’ data assets in the event of a partial or total equipment failure. It is the only form of insurance you can buy for your corporate data assets.
The principal benefits are:
Less Worry – The vulnerability of your organization to data
loss is virtually eliminated.
Installation and Setup
The initial backup is often done on-site, under
Illuminova’s Support Agreement. The initial backup is likely to take
several hours more, depending on the volume of data. (We have backup
set larger than 1000 GB in size.) Once the initial backup is completed, the
files will be returned to our data center and the remote service will be
enabled. Regular backups will then take place over the Internet.
Service Features and Benefits
Illuminova’s remote backup software works like regular
data backup software but with one important difference — instead of sending
backups to a tape drive, Illuminova’s online backup software sends the
backup over the Internet to our secure data center. We do this (usually) at
night while your systems and networks are not being used. Backups can also
be done on-demand, at any time.
Backup Reviews are part of your normal maintenance.
When we visit your site we review the logs, verify that the latest
files are present on the remote servers and check to see that no new files
or directories need to be added to your scheduled jobs.
Our remote backup service helps in a lot of ways. It reduces
hardware problems, eliminates the possibility of human error (changing
tapes, forgetting to start the job, etc.) and enables a quick recovery in
the event of a true disaster — you just
download your data to get it back. Files reside at our secure facility
until needed. Cost is very reasonable — a
flat $300 / year for 10GB of data storage including weekly updates.
Nightly backups ARE AVAILABLE as are larger backup sets. Call for
details (302) 737-1000. Thank you.